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Game #2335
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Bubble Dizzy    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Arcade

Rating: 8.68 (32 votes)

Bubble Dizzy box cover

Bubble Dizzy screenshot
Fans of Spectrum computers would recall that Codemasters' Dizzy series were some of the best games ever made for that computer. Created by a quirky pair of designers who call themselves The Oliver Twins, the series features Dizzy, prince of the egg-shaped people (okay, they're actually eggs) who are, quite ingeniously, called yolkfolk. The games are either arcade adventure, or arcade-style puzzlers. The series is memorable for eccentric level design, great music, and a wonderful toony sense of humor. There were 15 Dizzy games made for the Spectrum, only 7 of which were ported to the PC.

Bubble Dizzy was the last arcade-style Dizzy game released for the PC. On this occasion Dizzy was taking a boat journey to visit Daisy - his girlfriend - and give her a pearl necklace. However, a short while into the voyage Dizzy discovered he was NOT on a passenger boat; he was on a pirate ship captained by none other than the evil Captain Blackheart! Blackheart stole the pearls and forced Dizzy to walk the plank. As Dizzy sank into the mysterious ocean caverns he knew there was only one thing to do: he had to head for the surface, and fast.

Gameplay in Bubble Dizzy is a refreshing break from the mundane Pac-Man ripoffs Fast Food and Kwik Snax. You must help Dizzy get to the surface by riding on the bubbles. You only have a limited amount of oxygen (although more can be collected) and if it runs out, you lose a life. You must also collect the pearls from the sea bed and ledges so that Dizzy can give Daisy a pearl necklace at last. Of course, there are also creatures to watch out for - running into them reduces your oxygen.

Bubble Dizzy is one of the better (and more original) Dizzy arcade games, but it is still much too easy - you'll probably be able to complete it on your second or third try. Even so, the refreshing game concept and flawless controls, along with attractive graphics, will keep both Dizzy and arcade fans happy for the few hours it take to complete. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: The Oliver Twins
Developer: Codemasters
Publisher: Codemasters
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Codemasters
Theme: Cartoon, Unique
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Yolkfolk.com (check out the Kickstarted Oliver Twins biography)
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Steg, Toobin', Kwik Snax

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